Australian Open 2021 is just around the corner, and players are pushing all the gears to be ready for the first Grand Slam of the year. While Covid restrictions has hampered the player’s ability to practice freely, Australian Open authorities have allowed players to practice 5-hours a day inside the bio-bubble in Melbourne.
Players will look to reap the maximum benefits from these practice sessions as they prepare to face the world’s best. Swiss star Stan Wawrinka is also looking to make a strong showing at Melbourne, and these practice sessions will help him big-time.
The 35-year old recently expressed his excitement about facing Argentinian rising star Diego Schwartzman in these practice sessions. Wawrinka has been struggling with injuries over the last couple of years. This setback has been evident in his performances. This tournament might just be the tournament where he looks to make a comeback.
You ready Diego Schwartzman?: Stan Wawrinka
The Swiss took to Instagram to expresses his excitement. Wawrinka posted a story which features the practice schedule and a message, “You ready @dieschwartzman? Let’s do this.” The Argentine responded to this message by saying, “Ready Stan, let’s go.”
Wawrinka posted a picture of his 5-hour practice schedule. This schedule shows the bifurcation of the 5 hours given to players every day. First, Wawrinka will travel from the Hyatt Hotel to the practice ground at the Melbourne Park. There, he will be allowed to have a two-hour session which features practicing and using the gym facility at the Park. After exhausting two-hour hardcore practice session, Wawrinka will head for refreshments at the Nutrition RLA at the Park. The Swiss will then head back to the hotel.